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Safety and security administrator will explain different safety protocols and take questions

After two potential threats to Lake Oswego High School in December and January, the Lake Oswego School District will hold an informational session explaining its response protocols during an emergency.

On Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m, LOSD Safety and Security Administrator John Parke will host a facilitated discussion for families that explains in detail why the district chooses specific responses to a threat in schools.

The district uses a Standard Response Protocol, from the "I Love U Guys" foundation. The national guideline is based on the following actions: hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate and shelter. During a potential emergency when a school's safety is questioned, the district initiates one of the responses based on the threat level.

During his presentation, Parke will outline the different responses and explain why the district would select one action over another. The virtual session will be open for comments and questions from attendees.

The informational session will be recorded and shared in the district's weekly newsletter, The Current.

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